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the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following the shooting rampage. the two of them sat down with elaine to describe what they say that day. >> we needed to break into the school to get in, because the back doors are secured. >> how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet and the halls were empty. he searched sandy hook elementary school room by room. >> the rooms were locked. that means that the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children there danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic, you know, observation on all parts, because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt in that you weren't th
. they are the young people of sandy hook who committed themselves to keeping all of the tiny flames burning. even as the cold, connecticut rains keep snuffing them out. >> i am just lighting candles since they are all going out with the rain to keep the spirit out and alive and going. >> while the public memorial grows, the private funeral services continue for all of those killed in sandy hook in agonizing succession. >> it is deep sadness with intense love at the same time. it tears you to the very fabric of your being. >> at saint rose of lima catholic church in newtown, back to back funerals for six-year-olds. first a service for james mattioli, and then two hours later the tiny white casket of his schoolmate jessica rikos. and except for sandy hook students, most others in newtown returned to classes. some parents were anxious. >> as a parent who send their children to school, we want to see them back. we want them to come back home. we wanted to hold them and hug them and love them, and we want them to come back home at the end of the day. >> in neighboring monroe preparations are underway
. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
>>> we are live in sandy hook connecticut two days after this tragedy. >> we now see their faces and know their names. the innocent lives lost in the newtown shooting. >>> at surround services across the country thoughts, messages, and prayers will be said in honor of the connecticut shooting victims. how churches in the bay area are responding. mornings on 2 starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2 i'm congress congress. >> and i'm dave stevenson. >> we could have a few light showers moving into parts of the bay area. not a lot of coverage to show you right now with the bulk of the action up to the north. even if you are not covered we could still have spotty sprinkles or drizzle. as far as temperatures this is the key change. warmer than yesterday at this time. temperatures right now basically matching yesterday's high. santa rosa 44 degrees. oakland 48. san jose 47 degrees. as far as shower chances here we are 10:00 this morning and we do bring in the chance but this forecast model really brings in more rain later on into the evening hours. we'll highlight that t
for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public scho
torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of presidency like the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> outside an emotional reaction from the shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching, it did mean a lot. >> we have six kids. that is how we will be judged. >> new and chilling details about adam lanza's past have emerged. according to the governor the rampage ended ten minutes after it began when lanza where he opened fire heard wailing sirens from law enforcement approaching and shot himself once in the head. >> we surmise it was during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently decided to take his own life. >> also this morning, new clues about the 20-year-old shooter. computers and videos were removed from the lanza family home that could provide clues into his motive. friends of adam lanza's murdered mother nancy became concerned over the last few months about her son's behavioral issues. >> i think it was difficult for her to try to get him in r
of silence in connecticut. today marks one week since a gunman walked into sandy hook elementary and opened fire, 20 students were killed, six adults died. connecticut governor malloy is asking the entire nation to join his state in the moment of silence to honor those victims. church bells will ring 26 times. >>> since last friday the sandy hook community and the entire nation has been coping with the tragedy back-to-back funerals have been taking place all this week in connecticut. latest services took place yesterday for benjamin and jesse, both were 6-years-old. more services are scheduled for today and tomorrow. >>> abc news will air a will stream it live on abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama responding to an online petitionzwp)éhlling fr stricter gun laws in the wake of the school tragedy in connecticut. here's a portion of his comments moved to the white house website, just after 3:00 this morning. >> the president: i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. because if there is even one thing we can do as a country  our children, we hav
in san francisco is doing to honor the victims of sandy hook elementary school. >>> light rain right now and wind. this looks like a very active week. not only rain but very cold reading ifs upcoming up the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's monday, december 17th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve. we'll have a lot of rain. >> between we will have pretty cold air. colder than last weekend. you told me you were cold last week. you will be really cold tuesday night into wednesday. there is pretty steady rain out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air in five minutes. >>> san francisco traffic looking pretty good approaching the 80 split. wet weather will make for a tricky commute on a monday. moving along and taking a look at the commute here on the toll plaza, metering lights on early. there is a delay past 880. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in developing news we
last week's shooting. >> classes' will resume today or new town schools except those at sandy hook elementary. >> we're expecting more fuel services to be held today. >> renee marsh live from new town with more on how the people there are coping. >> there the next two to be very today. >> the morning continues in new town conn. today to more little bit as will be laid to rest. >> on monday more said a final goodbye to six your old jack pinto. >> as hard as any parent would take it. losing a first grader. >> a. large crowd showed up to say goodbye to secure old noah pozner. >> students in the area head back to school except for sandy hook elementary students. >> monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually turn to class. >> we need to lead with love. >> that is what i am seeing our community do. >> it is unknown why the 20 year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. police are interviewing witnesses answers for every evidence. >> we know as investigators the people of new town want to know what happened. we are g
of the shooting may return to class this week, however, not at sandy hook elementary. crews are fixing up a middle school in a nearby town, survivors will attend that school temporarily there. is no date set for sandy hook elementary to reopen. >> the mass shootings skput oregon have reopened gun control debate. >> california senator is prom yitsing to reintroduce the assault weapons ban expired in 2004, it was a san francisco mass shooting that led to that law. >> abc 7 news joins us now with more on the debate. >> july 1, 1993. a man walked into a law office at9yúx 101 california street in san francisco, opening up with a pair of tech 9 handguns. mass murder at 101 california ended with a shooter taking his own life, but not before killing 8. >> one was my wife, jody. and i was left with a 10-month-old daughter at the time to raise myself. >> steven became a gun control advocate, testified before congress, stood with senator feinstein as a ban was signed into law but a provision in the law allowed to it expire after 10 years, senator feinstein is vowing now to row inowe produce the law. says i
most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
today as the schools in newtown connecticut reopened. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not open. instead, more funerals were held for the children killed there. mourners lined up outside the st. rose of lima church twice today, first for the funeral of james, and a few hours jessica was laid to rest. >> i can see an entire sea of people coming oust the first funeral, then the equal amount of people waiting on the side to get in for the second funeral. >> there will be five more funerals tomorrow including vicki soto, the teacher who died shielding her students. >>> another outpouring of support for the victims of sandy hook here in the bay area. >> we're all here for the same reason. >> reporter: thousands of miles away, yet so close to everyone's hearts. families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district holding a candlelight vigil for the victims and their families in the newtown shooting. >> i think people need a way to express the way that they feel. >> reporter: the photos of the 26 innocent victims displayed on a tree. and tonight, little voices fr
sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >>
, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: n
the country from sandy hook and shaking up national debate on gun control that was intractable until now. nra is breaking its silence. 4 days after the connecticut school shooting. in a statement the group says the members were quote shocked, sad and heart broken by the news. the group also pledged to quote help make sure this never happens again. more coming apparently from the nra. >>> plus body blow to the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union represen
their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> there are heavy hearts around the globe. as family and friends gathered for a service in newtown, president obama sp
happened across the country, this is so much more frightening for people there. the sandy hook school shootings touched everyone but it's staken four days for national rifle association to break it's silence. >> issuing a statement today saying it's members are shocked, saddened and heart broken and promising to quote help make sure this never happens again. >> classes he resume today foremost of the children in newtown. a school in nearly bimonroe, connecticut being prepared for students of sandy hook elementary school when they return to class. >> abc 7 news is live again for us in sandy hook tonight. another day of mourning there? yes. very much so. here in connecticut, while folk as cross the country are get rgd to celebrate the christmas holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, get rgd to spend time with family and friends, this community, sandy hook newtown and surrounding towns still m a deep state of mourning. >> it's a community still anxious, children return to school in newtown, connecticut. classes back in session today at all schools except sandy hook. 20 children and six staff
home for sandy hook elementary school. and today one moving truck brought in furniture and supplies from sandy hook elementary school. >> it is great for the kids. you know, maybe to go somewhere. this is great for him. >> reporter: his three daughters made a sign welcoming their new neighbors. >> went to home depot, they gave them all the material free. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 p.m., you will hear from a parent, and what was happening at other area schools. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> another victim of the shooting was laid to rest today. >> friends, family and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it th
and they were expected to be elevated to the super storm sandy. they dropped by 75,000. concerns about the fiscal cliff and there are new news that there are no meetings. we will have more on the marcus and 15 minutes with rob black. >> waking up to a dry road ways and we are kicking off the drying trend that will last until the rest of your work week. we are dealing with dense fog and in the afternoon we may have some few breaks of sunshine. into the evening it will be partly cloudy and cool. i will show you how widespread it will be. >> the metering lights were activated a little bit early and we are saying the lace from 880 crossing. we're seeing some moving here despite their early activation. it is now up to 17 minutes. the rest of the commute shows like conditions for the east for wait. a little bit sluggish for interstate 580. we do not have any accidents to report on 1 01 southbound. >> developing news out of san francisco where a police chase in is with the suspect in jail and thousands of gallons of water on the street. kron 4 urs will tran joins us live from the same period
and friends remember the victims of yesterday's shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> this is sandy hook in, newtown, connecticut on a busy saturday night, how the community and the state are coming together, 36 hours after this tragedy. >>> and back here in the bay area, a sawingy start to the weekend. we are tracking where the rain is now and our storm watch coverage. . >>> good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken wayne. just a few hours ago, the white house announced president obama will travel to newtown, connecticut tomorrow, the site of yesterday's mass school shooting. this, as we learn more about the victims. today, family members began releasing photos of loved ones who were killed. this is 6-year-old emily parker, one of the 20 children lost yesterday. kindergarten teacher lorain russo is among the adults gunned down. authorities say the principal, dawn hochsprung lunged at the gunman before she was mortally wounded. the father of emily parker fought back tears, as he remembered his little girl. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the r
out to this tiny community in ways big, and small. a glimmer gf news in the bad coming out of sandy hook, connecticut for three days. there were two survivors not one after the rampage at the school friday morning. they were two women, both shot in the lower extremitis. meantime, state police say they'll continue their investigation of the two crime scenes, and trace origins of the guns adam lanza killed to kill many. though he, and others are gone. >> we're going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we, uncover every bit ofúw4 evidence, every facet of it that we conduct as many interview was everyone we need to do to pin a clear picture. >> at the same time a process of burying those who died has begun, services for the first grader jack pinto held in newtown. attended by parents and kids, some of them, the 6-year-old's best friends remembering his love of sports. >> he was just enthusiastic about playing because he likes to do rough and stuff. >> newtown is forever changed. mmate. because that is who we are. right? we're here for the pintos. >> while the mourners filed
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
they are not. >> i mean, i have fixed mealings. on one hand, we are all devastated not only about sandy hook and that one incident of -- incidence of violence but violence in oakland is den stating. >> reporter: recently an additional 91 guns were turn intoed the oakland police department as a result of the gun buy back program. people can turn in their guns in exchange for $200. no questions asked. since the program, 190 guns have been pulled into oakland pd and pulled out of the streets. >> we're not politicians. we're citizens. >> reporter: keith stephenson is responsible for funding much of the money for this program. he said he just grew tired of the violence. he's fronted more than $100,000 to front the gun byback and now he wants to see this -- buy back and now he wants to see this go statewide. >> a statewide is in effect. the calls are coming from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento. this is easily a state-wide initiative. >> reporter: keith is urging other business owners to step forward and join him. despite the stigma of owning a medical marijuana facility, he says
and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school on friday. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise, and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. >> reporter: as people here in newtown gravy, investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for friday's shooting. >> we have to have the whole picture before we can say hopefully how and c this occurred. that's not going to come very quickly. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza, shot his mother in the head as she laid in bed, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to it shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the massacre may have gone on longer but lanza shot himself in the head when he heard police coming. for the families of the victims, one of the hardest parts is yet to come. funeral servic
shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hook school. caller is indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza seen as a teenager here came to the school wearing a bulletproofed vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. they have recovered more than 3 weapons. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid inside of my class, i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was really scary for all of us. >> hours before police say lanza had shot his mother in her home and headed to the school where he killed 26 people mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended they led students to a schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then our teacher hold the first person's hand and she led us out. >> frantic parents arrived at the school simply hoping to find their children alive. >> heartbreaking. it is heartbreaking. >> authorities are still searching for answers. >> we wi
in the news room account latest. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school will remain closed still a secure crime scene. desks are being moved to a school in a nearby town where students will return to class no word on when. 6-year-old jessica will be buried today, several wakes are scheduled. two 6-year-old boys have already been laid to rest, jack pinto and noah posner. police are trying to get as much information as possible out of a computer found at the home of adam lanza and his mother it was wadly -- it was badly damaged like it was hit with a hammer. people who knew the lanzas are saying nancy knew her son was troubled and told people her son wouldn't leave the house any more. >> she home schooled him and everything. i knew he was on medication that's all i know. >> reporter: also, authorities have told abc news that the weapons used were purchased by nancy between 2010 and 2012. she took adam to a firing range at least once. qrnor of connecticut has called for a moment of silence and for church bells to ring this coming friday morning at the exact time of the shootings. katie marzu
on the vice president's meetings today. plus, how the sandy hook community is continuing to grieve. >>> new in concord, police investigating robbery at popular mall it happened in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near the macy's store 7:30 last night. a came came at her from behind pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money. >>> in the south bay, authorities are trying to find the gunman who opened fire on uniformed marine driving down a freeway. someone shot at the moving car on highway 85 in cupertino around 1 yesterday afternoon chp and sheriff's office trying to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the cl
the identities of the victims this morning. first we will go to sandy hook wi, connecticut with the very latest. >> good morning. this community is just beginning the process this unimaginable horror, innocent lives lost at school. >> it all started on a seemingly ordinary day in a most unlikeliest of places a sleepy new england town one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hooks stewed school. >> adam lanza seen as a teenager heading to the elementary school wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid in my class i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was scary for all of us. >> police say lanza had shot his mother at her home and he went to the school killed 26 team mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended teachers led the students single file from the schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in lines and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then hour teacher hold the first person'
at sandy hook reignited the raging debate over gun control. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg stepped up the new laws. >> i'm an american what he's your question? ? president obama made a new fiscal cliff offer, tax rates will go up on incoming above $400,000. >> the pacific northwest slammed by blinding mountain snow drenching rain and some damaging winds, knocked out power to thousands. >>> kicked around on the ground! that's the way this game should end, that's the way the jets' season should end. ugly and a loss. >>> jim boeheim a winner of 900 basketball games. >> and all that matters. >> we'll all miss him. that's a gross understatement. he's certainly one of the giants of the senate. >> richard engel and his crew are safe after they were kidnapped and held inside syria for five days. >> i hope we can laugh tonight after a horrible weekend. i just want the people in connecticut to know that we do not take what you're going through lightly and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us. >>> welcome to "cbs this "cbs this morning." students are goi
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
the gunman's older brother ryan lanza into custody for questioning. newtown police arrived at sandy hook elementary school shortly after 9:30 in the morning. they quickly called for state backup and a s.w.a.t. team and released word to expect the worst. >> the majority of those who died today were children beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: parents rushed to pick up their children. >> there's 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. >> reporter: while the investigation continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools
>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look
. >>> well, classes resume, schools are open again this morning in newton, except for sandy hook elementary. we have new details about the mother of the shooter in that rampage. people who knew nancy lanza say she was devoted to her children. one aunt said she would come to school and help her son who was a quiet child. many say that nancy would also help friends an traingers. in the meantime, we still know very little about why the young gunman killed children at that elementary school. the fbi said they couldn't get information from a computer at the gunman's home because he had destroyed it with either a hammer or a screwdriver before that massacre. while we're hearing stories of mostly horrifying events related to the shooting, now we're also hearing a story of how one 6-year-old managed to survive. police say a 6-year-old girl preed -- pretended to be dead and that ultimately saved her life. many experts say while she's lucky to be alive, what she saw of her classmates being killed will stay with her the rest of her life. >>> an 18-year-old in fairfield is behind bars, accused of posti
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town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
(bells ringing) >> there you heard the bells ringing as a national moment of silence for the sandy hook elementary school. one week ago today. this is video from new town in front of the town hall where a number gathered at united methodist church. a lot of folks gathered. that is where you heard the church bells ringing. one ring for each of the 26 victims. >> again those victim lost their lives one week ago funerals still in new town one week today. >> the president says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following the school shooting it in connecticut. >> he says in response to an on-line petition we hear you. the president posted this video earlier this morning. >> from all 50 states touches of thousands of people have signed petitions to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence. >> i want to take a minute to respond to let you know we hear you. >> like the majority of americans i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. we have a strong tradition of gun ownership has been handed down from
. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week t
at 7.9%. economists blame everything from sandy to worries over the fiscal i cliff. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is still three weeks ago the economy may have already taken a hit economists predict the jobs report will show employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason, worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an impact. some estimate at least 200,000 fewer jobs have been created this year, due to urn certainty about the fiscal cliff. -- >> reporter: >> the president: it is important we get this done now. >> reporter: in washington republicans and democrats are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obama demanding higher tax rates for the wealthy and permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he showed what is he is after is assuming unprecedented power without limit. >> reporter: republicans say they will only raise tax revenue in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal one casualty would be the end of compensation for long term unemployed, people like me
, and then they said there was blood. there was blood. >> he lived near sandy hook elementary school, some of the children got to his house telling him what he saw. people in newton, connecticut gathered for the first of many funerals. >> reporter: some of the schools here in newton, connecticut will reopen as the community continues to grieve. carrying a tiny coffin to its final resting place, this scene will become too familiar in newton, connecticut in the coming days as family and friends say good-bye to loved ones. two six-year-olds, jack pinto and noah pozner were laid to rest. >> your heart has toache -- to ache. >> reporter: support is pouring in from around the country. >> amazing people that far away care about us. >> reporter: this community is beginning the task of moving forward. monday trucks arrived to move supplies from sandy hook elementary school to another school where the children will resume classes. the tragedy sparked a debate over gun control in a culture of violence in america. >> gun violence is a national tragedy that demands more than words. that is why we need
says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morn
in the classroom. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light
. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evapor
-old was laid to rest. she was one of 20 students shot and killed at sandy hook elementary. with christmas days away, newtown has become so inundated with toys, people are being asked to do charity alable work instead or make a donation in the victim's name. >> a tribute for the victims and protest against gun laws in san francisco. protestors dressed in black laid down for 20 minutes. organizers then read the names of the victims. members of the brady campaign to end violence are asking for strict are gun laws. >> 28-year-old brian trevera was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunny vale district. russ ran to a qarj and o martin street. when police moved in police opened fire. he died the next day. >>> berkeley police have a warning tonight about a tactic used by cellphone thieves. there have been several reports of cellphone thefts where the suspect claims to have an emergency and asking to borrow a phone. he grabs the phone and take off. don't lend your phone to strangers and don't talk alone when you are outside. >> early voting results as egyptians voted on their constit
. kristin perry and his sandy live in berkeley. alicea read got the reaction. >> proposition 8 has been a hot topic for quite some time and the supreme court is reviewing it. there will be able to marry whomever they choose marriage is something they look for a word to in their lifetime batting california, that is not an option if you want a legal union with somebody o >> fairness for all, we all have the same people at the same number of chromosomes. i made a decent person, a gay man myself them one proposition 8 and 2008, this union filed a suit saying that it was not constitutional and it was discriminatory. >> there are increased hate crime between lesbians and gays because of laws like this. >> because of others in california that want to marry but cannot. the that the supreme court is reviewing the case they have hope. >> it is possible that there would not of hold the decision for us and that is a possibility and we certainly hope that does not happen. >> the of a hearing coming up in the month of march with they prove that the >> needs to be lifted. after that, the supreme court
union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
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